Five of everything, but not really

So, you know. LISTS. Man. What’s better? I’ll tell you what’s better. Nothing. I’m probably taking to much from my friend’s blog (Julia) when I do this, but she’ll forgive me. See, she made lists of five things from January, and I decided to do the same. Just without the January part. Five things from whenever (wheeeeereeeeeeeeeverrrrr), that I like.

Albums:

  1. Congratulations – MGMT
  2. Light Me Up – The Pretty Reckless
  3. Saturdays = Youth – M83
  4. This is Me – Charlie McDonnel
  5. Fantasies – Metric

Five Books:

  1. Notes on a Scandal – Zoé Heller
  2. Growing Pains – Billie Piper
  3. Paper Towns – John Green
  4. The Secret History – Donna Tarrt
  5. The Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins

Songs:

  1. The Way it Ends – Landon Pigg
  2. Subdivisions – Susanna and the Magical Orchestra
  3. Eet – Regina Spector
  4. My Medea – Vienna Teng
  5. Siberian Breaks – MGMT

Movies:

  1. Earthlings (documentary)
  2. Mr. Nobody (effing best movie I’ve ever seen)
  3. Music and Lyrics (alltime feelgood movie)
  4. Barfuss
  5. What The Bleep Do We Know?

Five good things:

  1. Chocolate soy milk
  2. Finding new, great songs
  3. Reading books
  4. Trying new things
  5. Buying birthdays gifts (especially when it’s for my little sister)

Yes. Yes, I linked them all. Yes, I have a lot of free time. And no, that last link wasn’t a mistake. Cat’s have lots to do with my sister’s birthday present.

A little book question


I’ve never really gotten how some people don’t read. Like, at all. Because they say they don’t like it. And I suppose I never will. They will think I’m wasting my time in books, I will think they miss out on one of the most beautiful things in life.

There’s a lot of books in my shelves waiting to be read. I’m reading Looking for Alaska now, by John Green. I really, really, really like it. Not that I didn’t think I would. I mean, c’mon. It’s John Green.

If you’re reading this, I would be very interested to know what you’re reading, or what you’re favourite book is, or something you want to read. Or, if you don’t read, why you don’t read. I sure hope someone answers now.

Not that I’m unfamiliar with awkward.

It’s new and I love lists

New things. New things happen! For me that’s crazy. New things are crazy.

I’ll write a little bit about Dublin now. I won’t post pics just yet, because that would mean having to stand up and get the camera. And I’m actually sick, so that won’t happen. Stupid bugs. I slept terrible tonight, waking up every half hour, freezing to death (even though I had two quilts and a wool blanket) and sweating like crazy. No fun.

But you can get a list! I love writing them, so that’ll help me look away from my sickness, which I love dwelling in. I’m much too good with letting myself be in my misery.

What I bought in Dublin:

  • A green, gorgeous jacket (pic later)
  • Awesome green pants
  • Two pair of socks
  • The original Alice in Wonderland books
  • A huge sewing book with lots of tips
  • Two vegan books (one recipe book and one guide-thingy)
  • A Starbucks mug
  • A Starbucks thermos (yes, I love Starbucks)
  • Sweeney Todd DVD
  • Yes Man DVD
  • Girl, Interrupted DVD
  • She & Him CD
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks DVD
  • The Time Travellers Wife (book)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (book)
  • The Alchemist (book)
  • The three first Harry Potter books
  • Hamlet (book)
  • The Catcher in the Rye (book)
  • The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories (book) by Tim Burton
  • Where’s Wally (or Waldo in english, I think)
  • The Chapel at the Edge of the World (book)
  • The Lovely Bones (book)
  • The Nature Book (full of interesting facts and stuff)
  • Moab is my Washpot, autobiography by Stephen Fry
  • An awesome Ireland T-shirt
  • A skarf
  • Necklace, earrings and some nice stuff
  • Present to my sister

So yeah, I’ve got a lot to read. I’m so excited.

Skiing in the mountains

I just wanted to inform you that I’ll probably be gone for a few days. Until Tuesday or so, not quite sure. I’m going up in the mountains. Well, not high up, but more up in them than I am now. It’s a family trip, or old-friends-that-really-are-just-as-family trip. I’m a strong believer of the family isn’t just blood thing.

So I’m looking forward to it. It’s been awhile since I’ve been there, we used to be there a lot more when I was little. That was probably because my grandmother was still alive. It’s my mom’s birthplace, so yeah. I’m boring you with details, I know.

Anyways, we’ll be going like skiing and such, which of course is a lot of fun. Even though it’s sports, so I suck at it. But it’s better than almost anything else, so I won’t complain. And I’ll bring a new book, cause I’m done with The Secret Life of Bees (which btw was an amazing book, I loved it) and I look forward to reading that. And I’m bringing my sketching book, cause I’m a little bit inspired these days.

Fact of the day: Did you know that skiing is a norwegian word? Here we drop the  -ing, but it’s still ours.

And now I’ll stop, cause I really need to sleep before we get on the boat tomorrow morning. So byyyee (I’m being like Heidi Klum when she says bye on Project Runway with the voice inside my head now. I love how she says that, I always mimmic her, and then I feel stupid.)

I’ll take cool pics and bring ’em back to you, so just check in soon! Have a great weekend ya’ll.

Picture from searching “skiing” on Google. Cause I’m that awesome.

Winter Wonderland

I’m loving winter these days. Mostly because I’m not freezing my head of, since the sun actually have appeared from time to time. Today has been good. I’ve read a good part of The Secret Life of Bees, done laundry and watched The Holiday. You know, the one with Cameron Diaz and Jude Law and such. I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would. And I’ve eaten ice cream. That’s become a little too much of an addiction lately. It’s just so damn good.

Pic from imgfave.

Song to listen to: Feeling a Moment by Feeder. Currently playing nonstop on my Spotify. And I really mean that.

Talk to strangers

So, today I’ve actually done something. Not been to school like I said to myself yesterday, because well, yesterday I didn’t know that I wouldn’t sleep until 4 am. But I’ve been hanging out with a friend at our regular café. It’s such a nice place. She had to go to work (cause yeah, she has that. I’m not envious at all. I totally am) so I went by the mall to buy some books. And just look around really.

When I was in the bookstore, a man came up to me, asking me about the books I was looking at. It wasn’t uncomfortable at all, he was just genuinely interested. So I answered, and we ended up having a ten minutes long conversation. It was really interesting, and I got a lot out of it. He was so good at analyzing people, and it was a really rare conversation. There should be more of those, because they really make a difference. Hence my title, talk to strangers. It’s good getting new influences, and just because you don’t know somebody, doesn’t mean they’re a pervert killer.


So, this is what I bought today! The Secret Lifes of Bees book, a Hemningway novel, an MGMT CD, haircolour, and this.. what is it called in english? Hair-removal-thingy-for-clothes. A life necessity when you’ve got cats. I like the MGMT CD, a friend of mine has it on vinyl, so I’ve listened to it a lot when I’m at his place. He really likes it. So do I.

Well, I’ll go eat some dinner soon, and then colour my after growth. (That’s what Google translator says it’s named, at least!). My roots are a little to dark, and some of the hair a little too orange. I’ll post a picture of the result later.